|Here Somewhere [by dadala] - dadala|
An amazing piece of avant-garde music from the improvisational collaboration that is "dadala". Although they have been making this alchemical, marvelously textured music for quite some time, this is their debut with Laudanum. "Here Somewhere" is an eclectic blend of the acoustic and the digital that can be described as some dark (and at times absurd) magic from a surreal laboratory within an existential castle shrouded by indifference...
Keywords: dadala; laudanum productions; avant-garde; experimental; rdunlap; frank dunlap; loopy c; johann meier; alchemy; noise
|Fauralimba - dadala|
Fauralimba. The diction of the mind stands at ease. Is anything okay by its way in that it struggles to survive or finds solace in powerful systems and the celestial light? The chaotic minefields of unconscious reverence brought to us by dadala show us the way of classicism absolved of the mother. Faurablimba is a still life of the nature of symbols and materials, layering dark hollow lifelessness with that of the light and pleasant innocence...
Keywords: laudanum productions; william m. heller; fauralimba; dadala; rdunlap; loopy c; johann meier; frank dunlap; experimental; music; avant-garde; electroacoustic; noise; premixed keyboard; banjo sound; trumpet; kalimba; bass; bowed electric bass; glockenspiel; ZombieRadio; premix of bass and keyboard; harmonica; vocal; pots; pans; cast-iron stove parts; keyboard; autho-rhythm improvisation; virtual improvisations; synthesized soundscapes; rhythmic transient electronic hyperrealisms; imaginary six-string curled dimensions; DSP performance; gestured noise; expanded palettes and miscellaneous conceptual software automatons; piano; Novachord samples; alternative; alchemical; magic; absurd; strange; dark
|dadala - picnic (ca275) - dadala|
From 2008, the 7th dadala album "picnic" blends abstract electronics, acoustic and electric guitars, piano and a bit of jazz. While not without the usual kaleidoscopic avant-garde edge, "picnic" is more laid-back and ambient than other dadala albums, suitable for listening on a lazy Sunday morning, for an afternoon nap, or late night inner explorations. The tracks are built primarily from recordings by Johann Meier of jopy (all trks except 1), also featuring material from Michael Chocholak (trk ...
Keywords: eclectic; electroacoustic; experimental; avant-garde; manipulation, improvisation; soundcollage; surreal; electronic; ambient
|dadala - continues (ca274) - dadala|
From 2005, the 2nd dadala album continues the recycling of RDunlap’s own archival material and also begins the dadala tradition of working with recordings contributed by other artists who have crossed online paths with RD in the early 21st century. 'continues' mixes source material from Michael Chocholak, Pilesar’s Mandible, the glad hand and Mountain Kids with recordings by The Dunlaps and other early material from RD and friends...
Keywords: eclectic; electroacoustic; experimental; avant-garde; improvisation; soundcollage; electronic; other
|dadala - recycles (ca245) - dadala|
Bridging analog and digital, acoustic and electronic, improvisation and manipulation, the original dadala album ‘recycles’ came about in 2004 when RDunlap began using software to remix and combine various recordings from his archives: solo recordings and duet sessions with Steven Peckman, Frank Dunlap and Dan Bartlett from 1985-1995. The source recordings used were for the most part free improvisation in an avant-garde and experimental vein, and many of them were already remixes, tape collag...
Keywords: eclectic; electroacoustic; soundcollage; experimental; avant-garde; manipulation; free improvisation; free jazz; other